U.S. News Names NWU a Top Regional University
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U.S. News & World Report has named NWU a top regional university, ranking 15th in the Midwest category.

U.S. News & World Report has named Nebraska Wesleyan University a top regional university. 

NWU is ranked 15th among all colleges and universities named to the Best Regional Universities — Midwest category in the annual college rankings, which were released on September 14. NWU is the highest ranked Nebraska college or university in the category. 

U.S. News & World Report ranks universities on a variety of indicators including student outcomes such as rates of graduation and retention, assessment by academic peers, faculty resources, overall financial resources, ACT/SAT scores, high school class standing, and alumni giving.

U.S. News & World Report compares nearly 1,400 colleges and universities in the country. NWU was ranked among 165 schools in the regional category, which includes schools that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s degree programs. 

U.S. News & World Report also named Nebraska Wesleyan to its list of Best Value Schools, which factors academic quality and cost after accounting for total expenses and financial aid. NWU was also named to the list of A-Plus Schools for B Students.

Earlier this fall, the Princeton Review named Nebraska Wesleyan University to its list of best colleges in the Midwest region. This list included colleges in 12 states including Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 

On August 24, Niche released its 2021 Best Colleges rankings, ranking NWU third among all colleges in Nebraska and second in private colleges.

Niche rankings are based on analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with reviews from students and alumni. Niche also recognized NWU as the No. 1 best small college in Nebraska, No. 2 best colleges for business in Nebraska, No. 2 best colleges in nursing in Nebraska, No. 3 best value college in Nebraska and No. 3 college with the best student life in Nebraska.  

On August 31, Money Magazine named NWU to its best colleges list.